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feverfew


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feverfew  \Fe"ver*few\,  n.  [AS.  feferfuge  fr  L.  febrifugia  See 
  {fever},  {Fugitive},  and  cf  {Febrifuge}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  plant  ({Pyrethrum,  or  Chrysanthemum,  Parthenium}) 
  allied  to  camomile,  having  finely  divided  leaves  and  white 
  blossoms;  --  so  named  from  its  supposed  febrifugal  qualities. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feverfew 
  n  :  bushy  aromatic  European  perennial  herb  having  clusters  of 
  buttonlike  white-rayed  flower  heads;  valued  traditionally 
  for  medicinal  uses;  sometimes  placed  in  genus 
  Chrysanthemum  [syn:  {Tanacetum  parthenium},  {Chrysanthemum 
  parthenium}] 




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